MIDDLESEX COUNTY

CULTURAL AND HERITAGE COMMISSION

VSA ARTS

VSA arts of New Jersey

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VSA arts of New Jersey (VSA,NJ) offers programs and services in all of the arts disciplines to individuals of all ages, particularly those with disabilities.

Background:

Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, this state-wide not-for-profit is part of the international VSA arts network which serves 49 states, the District of Columbia and more than 60 other nations.

[ National VSA arts] was founded by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and is designated by Congress as the national coordinating agency for arts programs for individuals with disabilities. On the local level, VSA,NJ offers expanded arts opportunities to the over 1 million New Jersey residents with disabilities.

Utilizing artists, educators, therapists and volunteers, VSA,NJ programs are developed and brought into schools, cultural institutions and agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Activities include:

[ VSA ARTS OF NJ FESTIVALS]

[ PARENT,CHILD WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC AND ARTFOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM]

[ STORYTELLER PLAYERS]

[ ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS]

[ UNLIMITED POTENTIAL THEATER COMPANY]

[ ART PAR EXCELLENCE TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT]

[ MERCER COUNTY ARTS INSTITUTE]

[ RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICES]

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

VSA arts of NJ 703 Jersey Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901

email maybe sent to[mailto:info@vsanj.org]

Telephone (732) 745-3885, 745-5935,

(732) 745-3913 (TTY users only),

(732) 745-4524(Fax).

[ http://www.vsanj.org/]

MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY:

[Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission].

United Way Central Jersey,

VSA arts,

Mercer County Office for the Disabled,

[NJ State Council on the Arts ], Dept. of State, a partner agency of National Endowment for the Arts,

NJ Dept. of Community Affairs.

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